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Drywall

DEFINITION

Most common material used in the construction of interior projects. Also commonly known as a wallboard.

EXPLANATION

Drywall or wallboard is a commonly used material for developing and building the interior of a property including ceilings and walls. Drywall, also known as plasterboard, is made of plaster which is hard pressed within two industrial built sheets of specialized paper.  Drywall gives builders the flexibility and price control to finish projects on time and under budget.

Drywall is cheaper and quicker than lath and plaster, making it by far the most common form of interior wall used by builders. Rather than wait up to 10 days for the application of lath and plaster, drywall can be installed within a few days.

Drywall is made by calcium sulfatedihyrdate, more commonly known as gypsum compressed with other items, typically with thick paper. Some of the additives are used to reduce the risk of fire and mildew.

Why Drywall is the Choice of Builders

The process of installing dry wall is simple. Contractors begin by cutting the drywall to the specifics of their project, then installing the drywall to the wall using nails and special adhesive glues.

Lath and plaster is no longer the primary interior wall material used by homeowners and contractors. Because it costs more and takes longer to make, lather and plasters use has decreased dramatically.

The goal of a solid exterior wall is to keep out interior elements of the property. The process of creating an exterior wall involves insulating the sheathing (protective casing) of plywood or drywall. Drywall is the most commonly used material for exterior walls.

Lath and plaster is no longer the primary interior wall material used by homeowners and contractors. Because it costs more and takes longer to make, lather and plasters use has decreased dramatically.

The process involves using wet plaster and applying it to wood and wire. Once dry, the builder can make any necessary changes. Because of the high cost and relative inflexibility compared to drywall, plaster is no longer the go-to choice of builders.

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